Posted by: Midsummernight | September 6, 2006


I have a large list of books to read and I really need to keep track of them. This post is just for my book list, and I am sure I will add to it frequently.

Homeschool Reading List:

A Sense of Self: Listening to Homeschooled Adolescent Girls
Susannah Sheffer (1997) ISBN: 0867094052

Allison’s Story: A Book about Homeschooling
Jon Lurie (I 996) ISBN: 0-8225-2579-8

And What about College?
Cafi Cohen (2000) ISBN: 0913677116

Anyone Can Homeschool: How to Find What Works for You
Terry Dorian and Zan Peters Tyler (J996) ISBN: 1-56384-095-2

Awakening Your Child’s Natural Genius: Enhancing Curiosity, Creativity, and Learning Ability
Thomas Armstrong (1991) ISBN: 0874776082

The Basic Steps to Successful Homeschooling
Vicki A. Brady (1996) ISBN: 1-56384-113-4

Beyond Survival: A Guide to Abundant-Life Homeschooling
Diana Waring (1996) ISBN: 1883002370

Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections of the Gentle Art of Learning
Karen Andreola (1998) ISBN: 1889209023

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
John Taylor Gatto (Editor) (2002) ISBN: 086571231X

Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense
David Guterson (1993) ISBN: 015630000

Freedom Challenge: African American Homeschoolers
Grace Llewellyn (1996) ISBN: 0962959111

From Homeschool to College: And Work: Turning Your Homeschooled Experiences into College and Job Portfolios
Alison McKee (1998) ISBN: 0965780619

The Home School Source Book
Donna Reed (2001) ISBN: 0-91976J-26-7

The Homeschooling Book of Answers: 88 Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling’s Most Respected Voices
Linda Dobson (1998) ISBN: 0-7615-1377-9

Home Schooling Children with Special Needs
Sharon Hensley (J997) ISBN: ]568570]04

Homeschooling for Excellence
David & Micki Colfax (] 998) ~SBN: 0446389862

The Homeschooling Handbook
Mary Griffith (]999) ISBN: 0761517278

How Children Fail
John Holt (1995) ISBN: 0201484021

How Children Learn
John Holt (1995) ISBN: 0201484048

I learn Better by Teaching Myself and Still Teaching Ourselves
Agnes Leistico (1997) ISBN: 0913677124

Instead of Education
John Holt (2004) ISBN: 0913677051

Learning All the Time
John Holt (1990) ISBN: 0201550911

My Life as a Traveling Homeschooler: In the Words of an 11-Year-Old
Jenifer Goldman (1991) ISBN: 0934623759

No Regrets; How Home Schooling Earned Me a Master’s Degree at Age 16
Alexandra Swann (1989) ISBN: 0962361100

Peterson’s Distance Learning
Published by Peterson’s Guides (new one each year)

Real Lives: Eleven Teenagers Who Don’t Go to School
Grace Llewelyn (J 993) ISBN: 0962959138

The Relaxed Home School
Mary Hood (1994) ISBN: 0963974009

Schoolproof: How to Help Your Family Beat the System and Learn to Love Learning the Easy Natural Way
Mary Pride (1988) ISBN: 089J074805

Strategies for Struggling Learners: A Guide for the Teaching Parent
Joe P. Sutton (1997) ISBN: 0-96456840-3

The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook: A Creative and Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling
Raymond S. Moore, Dorothy Moore (J994) ISBN: 0785281754

Teaching Children: A Curriculum Guide to What Children Need to Know at Each Level Through Sixth Grade
Diane D. Lopez (1989) ISBN: 0891074899

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling
Debra Bell (1997) ISBN: 0849939887

The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom
Mary Griffith (1998) ISBN: 07615]2764

What Your Child Needs to Know When
Robin Sampson ISBN: 09701816J2

You’re Smarter Than You Think: A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences
Thomas, Ph.D. Armstrong, Jennifer Brannen (2002) ISBN: 1575421135

The Art of Education: Reclaiming Your Family, Community, and Self
Linda Dobson ISBN: O~945097-26-3

Bear’s Guide to Earning College Degrees Nontraditionally
John Bear ISBN: 0962931233

The Beginners’ Guide to Homeschooling
Patrick Farenga ISBN: 0913677175

Better Than School: One Family’s Declaration of Independence
Nancy Wallace ISBN: 0943914051

The Big Book of Home Learning
Mary Pride ISBN: O~89107-548-8

The Blueprint for Excellence in Home Education
Toni Lustig ISBN: 1-882626-20-6

Campus~Free College Degrees
Marcie Kisner Thorson ISBN: 1558505962

Deschooling Our Lives
Matt Hem (Editor) ISBN: 0865713421

The Exhausted School: The First National Grassroots Speak Out on the Right to School Choice
John Taylor Gatto (Editor) ISBN: 0945700024

Family Learning Co-operatives: Getting started
Williams, Jane A ISBN: 0-942617-12-6

The Fundamentals of Homeschooling: Notes on Successful Family Living
Ann Larhson-Fisher ISBN: 0964081369

Good Stuff: Learning Tools for All Ages
Rebecca Rupp ISBN: 0-913677-13-2

Growing Without Schooling: A Record of a Grassroots Movement
John Holt ISBN: 0913677108

The Handbook of Alternative Education
Jerry Mintz ISBN: 0028973038

Hard Times in Paradise
David and Micki Colfax ISBN: 0446514896

Home Education Guide
Donna R Fisher, editor ISBN: 0-91371782-7

Home Education: Rights and Reasons
John W. Whitehead and Alexis Crow ISBN: 0-89107-655-7

Home School Burnout: What It Is. What Causes It. and How to Overcome It
Raymond S. Moore, Moore Dorothy ISBN: 0943497353

Home School Primer: An Introduction to Family Learning ISBN: 0-945097-08-5

Home Schools: An Alternative, You Do Have an Alternative
Cheryl Gorder ISBN:0-933025-47-5

Homeschooling the High Schooler volumes I and II
Diana McAlister and Candice Oneschak

Homeschooling: A Patchwork of Days: Share a Day with 30 Homeschooling Families
Nancy Lande ISBN: 0965130304

The Home-schooling Resource Guide and Directory of Organizations
Mary Hood (1996) ISBN: 0-9639740-4-1

The Home Schooling Workshop
Gregg Hams ISBN: 0923463003

How to Home School: A Practical Approach
Gayle Graham ISBN: 1-880892-40-5

How to Write a Low-Cost/No-Cost Curriculum for Your Home-School Child
Borg Hendrickson ISBN: 0945519214

In Their Own Way: Discovering and Encouraging Your Child’s Personal Learning Style
Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. ISBN: 1585420514

Kindergarten at Home: For Parents, Homeschoolers & Teachers
Cheryl Gorder ISBN: 093302553X

No More Public School
Harold Bennett ISBN: 0-394-70768-0

School’s out: Educating your child at home
Jean Bendell ISBN: 0-906798-76-0

Special Needs Resource Guide: For Home Schooling And/Or Supplementing Education
Patty Rendoff ISBN: 0-96444790-8

Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to quit School and Get a Real Life and Education
Grace Llewelyn ISBN: 1862041040

Trust the Children: A Manual and Activity Guide for Homeschooling and Alternative Learning
Anna Kealoha ISBN: 0890877483

The Unit Study [Idea] Book
Valerie Bendt ISBN: 1-880892-43-X

Write Your Own Curriculum: A Complete Guide to Planning, Organizing & Documenting Homeschool Curriculums: Family
Jenifer O’Leary ISBN: 1-883947-23-5

Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready
June R. Oberlander

Things we wish we’d known.
Bill & Diana Waring

So your thinking about homeschooling:
Lisa Whelchel

All Others:

The Five Love Languages
Gary Chapman

The Happiest Baby on the Block
Harvey Md Karp

Stasi & John Eldredge

Love and Respect
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

For Women Only: What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men
Shaunti Feldhahn

Everyday Graces, A Child’s Book of Good Manners
Karen Santorum

Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours
Dr. Kevin Leman

The Birth Order Book, Why You Are the Way You Are
Dr. Kevin Leman

The Complete Tightwad Gazette
Amy Dacyczn

The No-Cry Sleep Solution
Elizabeth Pantley

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

The Millionare Next Door



  1. Great list. I love the Kevin Leman books too, as well asl many others on your list. And thanks for linking to me in your sidebar!!

    Mary, mom to many

  2. Gayle

    Denise put your blog on my favorites list. I never knew you had a blog.Or what a blog was. I am just getting smarter every day as long as someone tells me things. I think your list of books could be cut down a little.I am at Mom’s in Wa. right now using the big screen. She has a very nice house.It has been good so far.Opps forgot anyone can read this.

    Love Dad

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